All the way home from shuttling my niece from an appointment and delivering her back to her house at lunch time, I couldn't stop thinking about what I was going to have for my own lunch.
Breakfast had been fast and undistinguished, and the need for something seriously good came from deep down inside.
Tuna! How about tuna? Simple tuna. Fast tuna. Satisfying protein tuna!
Nixed the notion of zipping into Subway for a quick tuna sub fix. I could do better than that at home my own self!
Hmmmmmm . . . there was a loaf of crusty French bread . . . and some good tuna in olive oil in the pantry.
What else would ignite the flavors of this tuna sandwich and help it to extinguish the desperate, gnawing pangs of hunger?
By the time I whipped into the driveway I had the inspiration I craved.
Park the Beetle. Run upstairs. Toss purse and keys aside. Ransack pantry and fridge. Grab bowl, can opener, strainer, spoon, knife.
Opening tuna cans. Draining oil. Rinsing tuna. Chopping Kalamata olives. Chopping red bell pepper. Chopping green onions. Squeezing lemon. Dolloping mayonnaise. Sprinkling Penzey's Greek Seasoning - thanks to Kalyn and Lydia!
Taste test time.
More olives, more red pepper, more green onion, more mayo, more lemon, more Greek seasoning. Seeking Greek-salad-meets-tuna-sub flavor explosion.
Aha! Another brilliant idea. Turn on indoor grill - oh, how I love my Viking grill! Splash olive oil on bread and sprinkle with Greek seasoning. Toast bread lightly over flame.
Build sandwich - toasted bread, cold crisp lettuce leaf, big mound of Greek tuna salad.
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